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V-Day Centralia 2012

The Vagina Monologues

 1 of every 3 women on the planet will be physically or sexually abused in her lifetime.

 V-Day is a global movement of volunteer activists dedicated to generating broader attention and funds to stop violence against women and girls.

      The ‘V’ in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine, and Vagina.  V-Day promotes creative events, such as stage productions of The Vagina Monologues, to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. Last year, over 5,000 V-Day benefit events took place, produced by volunteer activists in countries around the world. This year, Centralia will again be one of thousands of cities channeling creative energy into making a difference as part of the V-Day campaign.

            The Vagina Monologues is based on V-Day founder and playwright, Eve Ensler’s, interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace this award-winning play celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. V-Day Centralia 2012 The Vagina Monologues is produced entirely by local volunteers to benefit Lewis County’s Human Response Network. Ninety percent of profits stay local and go to the Human Response Network and ten percent goes to the V-Day organization for global efforts. This year, V-Day’s spotlight is on the women and girls of Haiti and issues of gender-based violence since the earthquake.

            V-Day was born of the belief that to stop violence, it must be addressed. Violations must be named and taken up by whole communities as unacceptable. The Vagina Monologues is based on real women’s stories so it allows people who hear the stories to know that they are not alone in their own experience. It helps people who have experienced violence heal. It inspires people – women and men – to get involved in V-Day’s efforts to stop violence. It removes the shame often associated with the word “vagina”, and the vagina itself, and instead celebrates the word, celebrates women.

            Through the play, the word vagina has come to mean more to women and men. Through the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. Because if you can’t say it, then you can’t own it. If you can’t own it, then you can’t protect it. If it’s violated, you can’t protest or complain. The Vagina Monologues gives voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.

 V-Day Centralia 2012 The Vagina Monologues is an event which will include the play, a silent auction, an art display, community resource information, and refreshments. Everyone involved in the production and event is a volunteer, and 100% of profits will be  donated to non-profit organizations working to end violence against women and girls. We are currently seeking tax-deductible donations from business and individuals interested in sponsoring the event financially in return for advertising in our playbill or for in-kind donations for our silent auction or raffle. Your support is greatly appreciated.

 Event: March 17, 2011 7:00 pm

Encore matinee: March 18, 2011 2:00 pm

Tickets: $5

Pay-what-you-will dress rehearsal: March 16, 2011 7:00 pm

 

            Benefiting:

Human Response Network

125 NW Chehalis Avenue

Chehalis, WA  98532

www.hrnlc.org

 

            Performed at:

Evergreen Playhouse

226 W. Center St.

Centralia, WA 98531

 

To learn more about V-Day’s work, visit www.vday.org.

 

Contact:

Rachelle Peterson

V-Day Centralia 2012 Organizer

(360) 508-7078

rachellechkngrese@mad.scientist.com

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